Photos made at Continental Motors, Inc., in Mobile, Alabama, United States of America, Saturday, March 12, 2016.

Further integration with MRO Services and easier access

Mobile, AL – (December 19, 2016) – Continental Motors Group™ Ltd, an AVIC International Holding Corporation company, announced today that its operating division Southern Avionics and Interiors™ would relocate to the H. L. Sonny Callahan airport (KCQF) in Fairhope, AL from its current location at the Mobile downtown Airport (KBFM).

Southern Avionics and Interiors™ was founded over 30 years ago and has built, over the years, a reputation for excellence in avionics installations and repairs, instrument panel fabrication and interior design and refurbishment. Southern Avionics and Interiors™ will move to Fairhope, AL, a few minutes away from its original location, where Continental Motors Services™ has its main base of operations for piston engine and GA aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul operations.  Continental Motors Services™ current Fairhope (KCQF) facility includes three maintenance hangars and its recently refurbished 25,000-square-foot MRO facility.

“Our vision when we acquired the assets of Southern Avionics two years ago was to establish a one stop shop covering all of the needs of the general aviation pilot/owner, engine overhaul and repair; aircraft maintenance; avionics sales, repair, and installations; and interior upgrades,” said Bill Stromberg, Vice President MRO, Continental Motors Group.  “Continental Motors Services and Southern Avionics were already working closely together.  With the move of Southern Avionics to Fairhope, our vision becomes a reality.  The ability to work multiple maintenance activities in parallel by having all work done at a single location will reduce both customer cost and downtime,” he finished.

All the capabilities and personnel from Southern Avionics and Interiors™ will move to Fairhope’s modern and spacious premises located on an active 6,600-foot runway with instrument approaches, allowing easy access to the airport for aircraft of all sizes. We will continue to offer the services that made the reputation of Southern Avionics™ such as legacy avionics bench repairs, Pitot/Static certifications, and also specialized services, such as RVSM certification, database and software upgrades, service bulletin compliance and proprietary STC installations (Cessna® Citation™ alarm panel installations).

Southern Avionics™ offers the full range of new avionics installations, glass cockpit retrofits, and ADS-B installations. Southern Avionics™ also offers design services for new or refurbished instrument panels, CNC cutting, powder coating and silk screening of main or sub-panels for all aircraft, from the smallest LSA to the large business jets.

Southern Avionics and Interiors™ is recognized by all the major avionic manufacturers such as Garmin®, Avidyne®, Aspen Avionics®, Bendix-King®, L3 Avionics Systems®, as a distributor and installation center for their products.

AVIC International Holding Corporation was set up in 1979, with majority shares owned by Aviation Industries of China (AVIC). Headquartered in Beijing, the whole assets of AVIC International are up to 280 billion RMB. The company has over 100,000 employees across 400 subsidiaries and is located in over 60 countries, has 8 list companies. AVIC International is a well-diversified company, with holdings in International Civil Aviation, Trade & Logistics, Retail & High-end Consumables, Real Estate and Hotel Management, Electronics Manufacturing, and Natural Resource Development. More information can be found at
Continental Motors Group, Ltd. of Hong Kong, China is a subsidiary of AVIC International Holding Corporation of Beijing, China. Its mission is to provide advanced gasoline and diesel (jet fuel) piston engine products, spare parts, engine and aircraft services, avionics equipment and repairs as well as pilot training for the general aviation marketplace. Continental is an international operation employing approximately 570 team members in Mobile and Baldwin counties, Alabama, USA; 190 team members in St. Egidien, Germany; and 8 team members in Beijing, China. More information can be found at